What’s Slovak in Berlin? 2024

What’s Slovak in Berlin? 2024
8. February 2024

Multiple Slovak films and talents are heading to the 74th Berlin International Film Festival (February 15 – 25, 2024).

A detective drama The Editorial Office (dir. Roman Bondarchuk), co-produced by Katarína Krnáčová of Silverart, will premiere in Forum, while a creative documentary film I’m Not Everything I Want To Be, co-produced by Jakub Viktorín of nutprodukcia, was selected for Panorama.

A new project by director-producer Mira Fornay (winner of the last year’s Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for She – Hero), Twist the Rabbit, will be presented at the EFM Co-Production Market.

Read short interviews with Katarína Krnáčová, Jakub Viktorín, and Mira Fornay in our magazine What’s Slovak in Berlin? (pdf).

Matej Sotník (guča films) will represent Slovakia in the Emerging Producers 2024 program. Two Slovak films are up for the ECFA Awards which are announced at Berlinale: Even Mice Belong in Heaven (dir. Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček) and Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light (dir. Filip Pošivač).

The Editorial Office

In the wild steppes of southern Ukraine, a young nature researcher named Yura is looking for an endangered species of groundhog but instead witnesses a crime. Eager to expose the truth, Yura takes his photo evidence to the local newspaper’s editorial office. However, he quickly realizes that nobody there cares about pursuing justice. While a big war is looming over the horizon, Yura’s naive worldview is splintering in a storm of fake news, rigged political elections, and mysterious cult rituals. On his quest, the hero is about to find out who he really is – an endangered species of a good man or just a loser?

I’m Not Everything I Want To Be

After the Soviet invasion of Prague, a young female photographer strives to break free from the constraints of Czechoslovak normalization and embarks on a wild journey towards freedom, capturing her experiences on thousands of subjective photographs.

Twist the Rabbit

2052: Leila must “gain” a child. If Leila fails, she’ll lose her freedom and the opportunity to be with her love Gábor.

Market Screenings

Hanging Without Walls (dir. Jana Durajová, Lena Kušnieriková, prod. PubRes)
Feb 16 | 16:30 | Virtual Cinema 1
Feb 18 | 10:30 | Virtual Cinema 2

Solitude (dir. Ninna Pálmadóttir, SK prod. nutprodukcia)
Feb 17 | 16:30 | CinemaxX 16

Brothers (dir. Tomáš Mašín, SK prod. PubRes)
Feb 18 | 16:50 | CinemaxX 12

#annaismissging (dir. Pavel Soukup, SK prod. Raketa)
Feb 16 | 16:00 | Virtual Cinema 7
Feb 18 | 18:20 | dffb-Kino
Feb 19 | 9:00 | CinemaxX 12

Discover what’s Slovak at the 74th Berlinale in our magazine What’s Slovak in Berlin? 2024 (pdf).

This year, Slovakia will be present at the European Film Market in Berlin for the 19th time. Together with friends and colleagues from the Czech Republic and Slovenia, under the umbrella of the Central European Cinema, The Slovak Film Institute offers an informational and promotional point for Slovak cinema, and a networking place for Slovak film professionals and their international counterparts.

The Slovak Film Institute team is ready and happy to meet you at the Central European Cinema stand No. 112 in Gropius Bau.

Presentation of Slovak cinema and audiovisual industry at the European Film Market is organized by: Slovak Film Institute, with financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, and Slovak Film Commission, organizational unit of Slovak Audiovisual Fund and in partnership with Slovak Institute in Berlin.

Slovak Film Institute at EFM:
Rastislav Steranka
(Feb 16 – 20)
Tomáš Hudák (Feb 15 – 21)
Veronika Krejčová (Feb 15 – 21)

Slovak Film Commission:
Zuzana Bieliková
(Feb 15 – 20)
Jana Smokoňová (Feb 15 – 20)